We already knew it was in the pipeline, but it’s now official: a film adaptation of Need for Speed is coming, but we now know that after running the script by studios like Paramount, Warner Bros. and Sony, the project will be pegged by Dreamworks for a 2014 release, with production starting next year.
EA described Need for Speed’s theatrical debut as:
“A fast-paced, high-octane film rooted in the tradition of the great car culture films of the 70s while being extremely faithful to the spirit of the video game franchise. The cars are hot, the racing is intense and the story keeps players at the edge of their seat.”
Director and DreamWorks chairman Steven Spielberg commented:
“I’m excited about getting back into the creative trenches with John and George Gatins and my partners at EA to bring to life an exhilarating script based on an epic video game that seems to have been made for the movies.”
EA Labels boss Frank Gibeau added:
We are thrilled to be in business with our friends Steven Spielberg, Stacey Snider and the entire DreamWorks team. They are the perfect partner to take Need for Speed to the big screen by creating the exciting action film that we have always envisioned.
EA, the company responsible for the game, wants to know what cars users want in the movie. You can suggest the machines on the official Facebook page of the game Need For Speed.
What are your thoughts now that the Need for Speed film is official? Will it capture the success of the original street racing Fast and Furious films or crash and burn like most video game film adaptations tend to do?
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